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Old 10-07-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

i got this cross today form a friend and i remember, that it is a french decoration, but i don´t know, which one. I got it cased, but i am not sure, if the case belongs to this cross. It would be nice, if someone could tell me, what this is and maybe the value of it. Its in very nice condition and looks great.

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Old 10-07-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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backside Inscription "1939"
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:23 AM   #4
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:36 PM   #5
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Hello Gerd,

It looks like the Croix de Guerre to me but I'm not 100% sure.

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Old 10-07-2004, 12:52 PM   #6
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:06 PM   #7
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Thanks, guys.

Rick, it looks like "BRFLO" to me and a little symbol. I tried to blow it up, but this is a 150 dpi-scan and its very blurry. I´ll make a better one tomorrow. Its already late here and i have to get up early.

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Old 10-07-2004, 03:46 PM   #8
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It's a 1939 french war cross (croix de guerre), new (current made) and unissued. It's the right box for it. Certainly an official issue (Monnaie de Paris).
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Old 10-07-2004, 09:32 PM   #9
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devices would be put on according to which level it is awarded at so this one looks to be stores fresh.
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:44 PM   #10
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devices would be put on according to which level it is awarded at so this one looks to be stores fresh.
Thanks a lot, guys. Much appreciated.

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Old 10-09-2004, 02:41 PM   #11
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devices would be put on according to which level it is awarded at so this one looks to be stores fresh.
As far as I know, the palm or the star are added to the ribbon when the wearer has been mentioned in despatches either at brigade or at army level. More than one could be worn. The ribbon looks odd but I guess that may be due to fact that this is a more recent issue.
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Old 10-09-2004, 02:53 PM   #12
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Garulfo,

Is 101% correct, a modern issue/example in the the modern box.......some awards carry the gold makers name too, in the glossy blue box.

Needless to say still nice though

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Garulfo,

Is 101% correct, a modern issue/example in the the modern box.......some awards carry the gold makers name too, in the glossy blue box.

Needless to say still nice though

Kr

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